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Cangas Wine Route

Asturias is better known for its cider than its wine, however a small enclave maintains a centuries old tradition of viticulture and wine making going back to the Middle Ages and the foundation of the monasteries.

The mountainous countryside of western Asturias has led to special viticulture being developed on the extremely steep slopes of the region. The difficulties involved in caring for the vines, which has to be done almost entirely manually has led to it being named “heroic viticulture” as the effort required to maintain the tradition is heroic.

The wines have an extraordinary personality through the use of indigenous varieties of grape like Carrasquín, Alvarín, Mencía or Albillo and have been recognised and protected by the European Union with the Qualified Denomination of Origin (DOC) “Quality Wines of Cangas”.

In the Cangas Wine Route you can enjoy an unforgettable experience, stroll through the steep sloped vineyards during grape-picking in autumn, visit a family wine cellar to see the wine-making process, discover the history and wine-making traditions in the Wine Museum and participate in a wine tasting to get to know the distinct varieties of wine.

 

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Love on a Bicycle

Are you and the love of your life in need of some time together, sharing great experiences? ‘Love on a bicycle’ is a romantic mini-break in one of the most cultural and scenic parts of Denmark. Stay at the beautiful seaside hotels, hostels and Bed & Breakfasts, where you are gently woken by the sea air, and cycle to the local farm shops producing everything from grapes in bottles to chocolates in boxes. In Royal North Zealand, you have the peace and quiet you need to rediscover one another, and as the many experiences are linked by short bike rides, we guarantee romance, rosy cheeks, and big smiles!

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Wine Growing Region of the Vipava Valley

In addition to the well-known wine grape varieties which grow in the Primorska region, in the Vipava Valley you can also find several indigenous grapes – the harmonious and refreshing Pinela with a delicate bouquet; the wonderfully rich, slightly acidic Klarnica from the sun-drenched vineyards, and Zelén, the sun-kissed ‘king of the Vipava Valley wines’, which local winemakers always offer towards the end of wine tastings as it is indeed a very special wine.